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The Social in Practice - Craig Smith Critical Studies Lecture

Oct 10 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

The Critical Studies MA Program welcomes Craig Smith. Craig Smith will be speaking about his writings and his research. This lecture is part of the Critical Studies MA Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics.
This illustrated lecture by Dr. Craig Smith will present projects by Smith and a range of artists (historical and contemporary) helping to contextualize the “social” in cultural production. By considering artist practices, public speaking, curatorial actions, and publishing, the lecture will revisit and augment existing paradigms for using humans as material in artworks and arts programming and how such uses impact the theoretical remodeling of materialism and subjectivity.
Craig Smith is a theorist, artist, and curator based in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions in the United States, China, the UK, Australia, and France at institutions including PS1MOMA, the Tate Modern, White Columns, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His forthcoming book publication is entitled Relational Art: A Guided Tour and will be published by I.B. Tauris, LTD. He has held faculty positions at New York University, Goldsmtihs College (University of London), and the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London. Currently, Smith is the Director of Culture for Column Health (Boston, USA) and a faculty member at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA).